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Goodwin Academy students celebrate A-Level results

Goodwin Academy students celebrate A-Level results

Students and staff at Goodwin Academy are rejoicing after receiving their A-Level grades.

This year, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, students have excelled, and the academy is celebrating a year of strong results for students. Many students are now preparing to head on to the university, apprenticeship or job of their choice.

The Academy saw particular success in a number of subjects notably in Applied Science, Business and Public Services where over 80% of students achieved Distinction or better.

While all students have done well, there are some standout individual achievements. These include:

  • Emily Vallance who successfully achieved 4 x Distinction* in Public services and Business with a Distinction in Applied Psychology. She has secured a place to study Psychology at Greenwich University.

 

  • Grace Vallance who successfully achieved 3 x Distinction* in Public services and Business and a Distinction in Applied Psychology. She has applied for a place to study Psychology at the University of Kent.

 

  • Annabel Boddy who successfully achieved 2 x Distinction* in Public services and a Distinction in Business is taking a year out prior to commencing her studies at university.

 

  • Jake Larkins who successfully achieved 2 x Distinction* in Public services and a Distinction in Business is currently applying for an apprenticeship.

 

  • Ellie Meindl who successfully achieved 2 x Distinction* in Applied Science and a Distinction in Sport and has secured an apprenticeship with UK Gymnastics, training to become a coach and following this she will be applying to university to study ‘Sport Science’.

 

  • Millie Pike who successfully achieved 2 x Distinction* in Public services and a Distinction in Business has secured employment with Kentish Pip and is going on to start an apprenticeship in ‘Event Management’.

 

  • Adam Shepherd who successfully achieved 2 x Distinction* in Public services and a Distinction in Sport is currently applying for an apprenticeship in ‘Business Management’.

 

  • Hayden Taylor who successfully achieved 2 x Distinction* in Applied Science and a Distinction in Human Biology has secured a place to study the University of Kent to study ‘Adult Nursing’.

 

Due to the pandemic, the Government made the decision that this year, young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work they had produced throughout their courses. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards who awarded the final grades.

 

Collecting her A Level results today, Emily Vallance, said:

‘ I can’t believe it, after such a turbulent year these results are better than I could have expected. I worked so hard and knowing that it has paid off I am really excited about my future.’

 

Simon Smith, Principal at Goodwin Academy, said:

“I am incredibly proud of our students as they receive their grades today. They have worked so hard over the last two years and taken all the challenges of the pandemic in their stride. To see them receive the grades they deserve and be able to progress onto their next steps is fantastic.

“We are excited to see what the future holds for them and would like to say a huge thank you to all our students, parents, carers, staff and local community for your support and encouragement.”

 

Stuart Gardner, CEO of Thinking Schools Academy Trust, added:

“I am delighted for our students at Goodwin Academy. They have worked exceptionally hard, and it is great to see them excited about their future. Well done to all!”